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Michael (#46985251)
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Bio Photo I love doing Genealogy. I started around 2001 before the loss of my grandma Mosteller. I have a tree on ancestry with over 8,500 names on it. Sronce/Scronce/Schronce/Shronce from at least 25 states. Other names I have are Mosteller, Morgan, Crump, Alexander, Clark, Reinheart, Reynolds, Cline, Taylor...and others. If there is any way I can help and have time I will.

There are many other spelling also (I have seen none of the others on tombstones and would love to know if that is the way they spell their names as of now and their relationship to me)...The original spelling is Schrantz (which means a split coat or someone who was around kings)...Other spellings include Schrontz; Schrance, Schronse; Shrontz; Swronce; Seronce; will add more as I remember them...

The best reference guide I have come across is the book "Leaning towards the Scronce's". This was a very very helpful book, but filled with many mistakes and pitfalls. The Author Christopher Boyles - His grandfather helped do a lot of the leg work for this work and many people was interviewed.

Han's is shown as being the first Schrantz from our line to come to America his arrival was in 1747 and originated from Germany...Prussia as it was known then. From further study I found the Schrantz clan was originally from Bern Switzerland, starting around 1500.
From the book, It is speculated that Hans had a Son that later followed his father to America, they both settled in Philadelphia County, PA for some time. Nicholas ended up moving several times first settling in Lincoln County Kentucky then moving to Lincoln County North Carolina and then back to Lincoln Kentucky. In each state, his family stayed and started their own families. Not much is known about Nicholas children or any other Children of Han but there are several other Schrantz/Sronce/Shronce that show up in the 1790 and 1800 census that I could only surmise are his brothers/cousins/uncles.


My grandfather
Noel Sherman Sronce

My grandma
Gladys Morgan Mosteller

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Grave Walker
RE: Ollie Mae Overcash Brown
You're welcome!

Joanna aka Grave Walker
Added by Grave Walker on Jun 29, 2017 6:23 AM
Marie(Mary) Lasher Kramm, #111675027
Thank you for adding all this wonderful information on this memorial. She is my 4th great-grandmother through Sarah Elizabeth Crump. Absolutely thrilled to see so much. And "sourced", so important!
Thanks again,
Sherry - S.Y.H./M/GM
Added by S.Y.H./M/GM on May 19, 2017 1:21 PM
RE: Loudermilk, Crump, Bolton family

Thank you for your quick reply. My lst cousin, Larry Bolton (son of the late Grady Lee) and I recently took a day trip to visit my grandmother's old home place and the Wilson Creek area, then to Calloway Cemetary, and on the way back to Charlotte, stopped at the Crump-Lingle cemetery. It was quite a touching day. My mother, Rachel Louise, her sister, Ethel Colleen, and one brother, Lewis, are still living.A few of my first cousins and second cousins, as well as my two brothers, have passed on, most at quite a young age. My mom is 83 and has encouraged this journey for me as she so wants to see some of her cousins. It is good to know some might still be living. I think I may have located Sydney Ray Reynolds in Stanley but do not have contact info. Do you by chance have any contact information for her first cousins? Larry and I recently pulled together a reunion for our first and second cousins, and it was wonderful, so I know a lot of us would love to know about the Crump reunion. I will definitely get the word out to all of Annie Mae and Ernest's kids and grandkids. I am glad to give you my cell number. What is the best way to get that to you without it being public?
Added by BrendaK on May 01, 2017 11:45 AM
Loudermilk, Crump, Bolton family
I have been doing research to learn more about my ancestors, and on many of my late relatives gravesites, I have seen your name. It seems we share some of the same heritage. My great-grandmother was June A. Loudermilk Crump, married to Robert Patterson Crump. My grandmother was Annie Mae Crump Bolton, married to Ernest Robert Bolton. My mother is Rachel Louise Bolton. While I have been told as long as I can remember that my family has a strong Cherokee heritage, I have been unable to confirm that, though Loudermilk is a prominent name in their Blue Clan. It appears the Crump's and Loudermilks both came from Germany based on what I am finding. Tracking the Bolton side has been more difficult, as I can only locate great-great grandfather Joab Bolton so far. I am going to add some missing information to more recent deaths in my family, but wanted to reach out to you and thank you for doing so much work and sharing so much information. I live in Charlotte, N.C. Are you in the area?
Added by BrendaK on Apr 30, 2017 8:29 PM
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RE: Joan Pansy Reynolds Taylor & Cletus Taylor
You're welcome! It's my pleasure to provide them for you! Feel free to use them in your documents. I'm sorry you had to wait so long for the requests to be fulfilled.

God bless,
Joanna aka Grave Walker
Added by Grave Walker on Apr 05, 2017 1:11 PM
David Fortin
Catawba Memorial Park
This has nothing to do with this memorial. This is a request that you are asking for at the Catawba Memorial Cemetery. In order to get a memorial from this cemetery you must do the following. First a family member must call them up to find the location of their burial. Next, you will need to supply this information on the request a photo section. You will need to know the section, row, grave # ect.ect...You must then inform them who is going to go there to take a picture for their family member.....They will not let us in without all this information. TY!
Added by David Fortin on Jun 25, 2016 6:00 PM
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Russell Fred Anthony #116233120 was father to Elvira Anthony Ours #157765249
Added by Lisa P on Feb 19, 2016 7:23 PM
Julia Bowman
RE: Obituary for Noah Hefner
Thanks, but could you change the name of the newspaper to The Mountain Scout? The Taylorsville Times came later. You would probably find these old newspapers interesting.
Added by Julia Bowman on Feb 10, 2016 7:43 AM
Julia Bowman
Obituary for Noah Hefner
I found the following in The Mountain Scout, the newspaper before The Taylorsville Times.
Dated Dec. 10, 1913.

Mr. Noah Hefner, died at the home of his son, Mr. Preston Hefner, in Wittenburg Township on Monday, December the 1st. Aged 92 years. His remains were interred at Friendship Lutheran Church. The funeral conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Yount.

Julia Bowman
Added by Julia Bowman on Feb 09, 2016 8:51 PM
E. Speed
Daniel Franklin Abernethy
118351928 I just fulfilled a photo request for him, however he is placed in the wrong cemetery, He should be in Mt Zion in Alexis, Lincoln County, NC. I asked the contributor to move him
Added by E. Speed on Jan 24, 2016 12:19 PM
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